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Washington Redskins player Landon Collins invests in ReKTGlobal

Landon Collins, NFL veteran and safety for the Washington Redskins, is the latest celebrity to join the esports community by announcing an investment in ReKTGlobal, the parent company of esports organization Rogue.
Washington Redskins player Landon Collins invests in ReKTGlobal

Rogue, which hosts a number of professional esports teams in Rainbow Six: Siege, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Rocket League, has already seen multiple investments from other celebrities such as Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz, as well as the pop-rock band Imagine Dragons.

In his press release announcing the investment, Collins said of ReKTGlobal, “Esports is one of the most lucrative industries right now and its future is bright. As a professional athlete and a passionate gamer, I understand and appreciate what ReKTGlobal is doing to further connect the worlds of traditional sports and esports,” commented Landon Collins on his decision to invest, “I love competition and the competitive nature of the gaming industry and I’m excited to enter a new realm of competition through my investment with ReKTGlobal and Rogue.”

According to sources familiar with the investment, Collins will engage with ReKTGlobal in strategic partnerships during his NFL offseason, including the creation and collaboration of new content alongside some of the organization's top esports players, as well as fellow investors.

ReKTGlobal was previously in the news for its purchase of one of 12 franchise slots in Activision Blizzard’s upcoming 2020 Call of Duty League, as well as its purchase of Fullcube, a fan engagement platform, and gaming media company Greenlit Content which is sure to be involved with the upcoming plans for the company.

The company also recently signed professional Fortnite player and streamer Benjamin Lupo, otherwise known as “DrLupo,” to a two-year deal which includes equity in ReKTGlobal, as well as parent company Rogue.